12 OClock Boys

The Wire with wheelies” is how one outlet described¬†Lotfy Nathan‘s documentary 12 O’Clock Boys. That’s pretty accurate. The film, shot over several years on the streets of Baltimore, follows the titular group, a band of young black men who ride up and down the streets on dirt bikes and four-wheelers. Members attain status by riding wheelies high and long. For the most part, the gang keeps youths off the street and focused on something positive.

Unlicensed motorcycles speeding down city streets isn’t considered to be the safest thing, however, and Baltimore Police have their hands full with the 12 O’Clock Boys. Nathan’s documentary shows how the group was created, and follows a young man named Pug who is desperately trying to join ¬†his hometown heroes.

The film is currently playing in several markets and is on all major on-demand outlets. Below, check out an exclusive clip from the film and read an interview with Nathan about his impressive, interesting documentary. Read More »

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